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the kilogram

dont sink the white, 2018

in this preliminary video, the white ball represents the international prototype of the kilogram that lives in a vault somewhere underneath paris, and still determines our definition of this unit of mass

scientists of the bureau international des poids et mesures are currently working to redefine the kilogram

with an aim to achieve this by 2018

 

'defining the kilogram in terms of fundamental physical constants will ensure its long term stability and hence its reliability, which at present is in doubt'

this video tries to imagine what that process looks and feels like

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